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vote Искать примеры произношения
(votes, voting, voted)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
1.
A vote is a choice made by a particular person or group in a meeting or an election.
He walked to the local polling centre to cast his vote...
The government got a massive majority-well over 400 votes...
Mr Reynolds was re-elected by 102 votes to 60.
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2.
A vote is an occasion when a group of people make a decision by each person indicating his or her choice. The choice that most people support is accepted by the group.
Why do you think we should have a vote on that?...
They took a vote and decided not to do it.
N-COUNT: usu a N in sing
3.
The vote is the total number of votes or voters in an election, or the number of votes received or cast by a particular group.
Opposition parties won about fifty-five per cent of the vote...
N-SING: usu the N
4.
If you have the vote in an election, or have a vote in a meeting, you have the legal right to indicate your choice.
Before that, women did not have a vote at all...
N-SING
5.
When you vote, you indicate your choice officially at a meeting or in an election, for example by raising your hand or writing on a piece of paper.
Two-thirds of the national electorate had the chance to vote in these elections...
It seems many people would vote for the government, at a general election, if there was a new leader...
The residents of Leningrad voted to restore the city's original name of St Petersburg...
The parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to suspend its declaration of independence...
The Bridgeport Common Council voted 9:8 for a five percent tax increase.
VERB: V, V prep, V to-inf, V by n to-inf/prep, V num prep/to-inf
voting
Voting began about two hours ago.
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6.
If you vote a particular political party or leader, or vote yes or no, you make that choice with the vote that you have.
52.5% of those questioned said they'd vote Labour...
A single candidate is put forward and the people vote yes or no.
VERB: V n, V yes/no
7.
If people vote someone a particular title, they choose that person to have that title.
His class voted him the man 'who had done the most for Yale.'...
= elect
VERB: V n n
8.
see also block vote
9.
If you vote with your feet, you show that you do not support something by leaving the place where it is happening or leaving the organization that is supporting it.
Thousands of citizens are already voting with their feet, and leaving the country...
PHRASE: V inflects
10.
If you say 'I vote that' a particular thing should happen, you are suggesting that this is what should happen. (INFORMAL)
I vote that we all go to Holland immediately...
PHRASE: PHR that
11.
One man one vote or one person one vote is a system of voting in which every person in a group or country has the right to cast their vote, and in which each individual's vote is counted and has equal value.
Mr Gould called for a move towards 'one man one vote'...
PHRASE
vote in Искать примеры произношения
If people vote in a particular person or political party, they give enough votes to that person or party in an official election for them to hold a position of power.
If he fails, then he will have little excuse in the eyes of those who voted him in...
The members of the national assembly will vote in a prime minister by a simple majority.
= elect
PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron)
vote out Искать примеры произношения
If people vote out a particular person or political party, they give that person or party so few votes in an official election that they no longer hold a position of power.
And if the President doesn't make things better, other voters say, we'll vote him out, too...
They cannot join forces to vote her out of office...
And of course we all know we can vote out our councillors.
PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V n P of n, V P n (not pron)
vote of thanks Искать примеры произношения
(votes of thanks)
A vote of thanks is an official speech in which the speaker formally thanks a person for doing something.
I would like to propose a vote of thanks to our host.
N-COUNT: usu sing
block vote Искать примеры произношения
(block votes)
A block vote is a large number of votes that are all cast in the same way by one person on behalf of a group of people.
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casting vote Искать примеры произношения
(casting votes)
When a committee has given an equal number of votes for and against a proposal, the chairperson can give a casting vote. This vote decides whether or not the proposal will be passed.
The vote was tied and a local union leader used his casting vote in favour of the return to work.
N-COUNT: usu sing
vote with feet Искать примеры произношения
see vote
protest vote Искать примеры произношения
(protest votes)
In an election, a protest vote is a vote against the party you usually support in order to show disapproval of something they are doing or planning to do.
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swing vote Искать примеры произношения
(swing votes)
In a situation when people are about to vote, the swing vote is used to talk about the vote of a person or group which is difficult to predict and which will be important in deciding the result. (mainly AM JOURNALISM)
...a Democrat who holds the swing vote on the committee.
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vote of confidence Искать примеры произношения
(votes of confidence)
1.
A vote of confidence is a vote in which members of a group are asked to indicate that they still support the person or group in power, usually the government.
The Indian Prime Minister, V P Singh, lost a vote of confidence in the Indian parliament.
N-COUNT: usu sing
2.
A vote of confidence is something that you say or do which shows that you approve of or support a person or a group.
The ten-year deal is a vote of confidence in coal-fired power stations.
N-COUNT: usu sing
vote of no confidence Искать примеры произношения
(votes of no confidence)
A vote of no confidence is a vote in which members of a group are asked to indicate that they do not support the person or group in power, usually the government.
The opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the government.
N-COUNT: usu sing


Словари, в которых найден искомый текст:
 Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary 4th edition (11)
 Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th edition (12)
 The Bbi Combinatory Dictionary of English (1)
 US Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1)


Примеры употребления слова "vote" в англоязычной прессе:

1.   Some of them intend not to vote, some simply refuse to disclose who their favourite is. The most typical voter who prefers to conceal her stand is an elderly female at the lower end of the education spectrum, hailing from rural Finland. (Helsingin Sanomat, 2006-01-10)

2.   People seem slightly less eager to vote compared with six years ago. Only 77 percent of the respondents stated that they had already voted or that they will definitely cast a vote during the first round of the elections. (Helsingin Sanomat, 2006-01-10)

3.   Tiina Snicker, the local congregation's financial officer, was well pleased with the land deal, on which the parish council was unusually required to take a vote. (Helsingin Sanomat, 2006-01-10)

4.   I beg to disagree. If one had to make a choice on the strength of the TV-debates, then my vote would go to Heidi Hautala, Timo Soini, or Bjarne Kallis. (Helsingin Sanomat, 2006-01-10)

5.   "Suddenly there were experts on television speaking with furrowed brows about how many and what kinds of people would vote for such a party." Rosenberg points to a pile of paper lying on the table. (Helsingin Sanomat, 2005-09-13)

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